Archive for November, 2012

Amdo Tibet

November 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Amdo Tibet

Amdo Tibet

The traditional Tibetan region of Amdo, is located on the northeast corner of the Tibetan Plateau. Though most of Amdo lies in modern day Qinghai province, large regions also are located in southwestern Gansu and northern Sichuan provinces. Roughly 1.6 million Tibetans live in Amdo which accounts for over 25% of the total Tibetan population. […]

Xining/ Siling ཟི་ལིང

November 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Amdo Tibet

Xining/ Siling ཟི་ལིང

Xining City Xining is located in the eastern part of Qinghai Province and lies on the upper  Tsongchu  River (Huangshui River). An important attributory of Yellow River. It is formerly part of Tibet’s Amdo province, and a little over one million Tibetans inhabit Qinghai’s minority Tibetan prefectures of Haibei,Hainan,huangnan,Golog, Yushu and Haixi. Now Xining is […]

Kumbum Monastery/ Ta’er Si སྐུ་འབུམ

November 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Amdo Tibet

Kumbum Monastery/ Ta'er Si སྐུ་འབུམ

Kumbum Monastery / Ta’er si སྐུ་འབུམ Kumbum Monastery (Ch Ta’er si) is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelugpa school  of Tibetan Buddhism, is famous for being the birthplace of the great religious reformer Tsongkhapa. It is a wonderful place to check out Tibetan religious culture, Tibetan architecture, and Tibetan art. Highlights at […]

Monlam Prayer Festival

November 21st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Field Notes

Monlam Prayer Festival

The Monlam Chenmo, also known as The Great Prayer Festival, is the most important Tibetan Buddhist celebration of the year. It falls on the 4th – 11th day of the 1st Tibetan Lunar month. Monlam means “wish-path” – the Buddhist path of helping others through the prayers. The Monlam Chenmo commemorates the Buddha’s enlightenment or […]

Qinghai Lake/ Lake Kokonor/ Tsongongpo

November 21st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Amdo Tibet

Qinghai Lake/ Lake Kokonor/ Tsongongpo

Tsongongpo/Qinghai Lake/Kokonor Lake Qinghai Lake (Tib Tsongongpo, Mogol Lake Kokonor ) is  at  an elevation of 3200m. The Qinghai Province named after the lake.  It  is the largest lake in all of China and largest salt lake in Asia.  Qinghai Lake is regarded as holy by Tibetans and Mongolians and this is also the sea […]

Kham Tibet

November 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Kham Tibet

Kham Tibet

The Kham region of Tibet is located in the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Tibet, Qinghai, and Yunnan. Kham is known for its verdant grasslands, craggy mountains, and pure rivers. The most famous Tibetan horse festivals such as Litang Horse Festival or Yushu Horse Festival  take place every summer in Kham, where Tibetans compete and show […]

Pelyul/ Baiyu དཔལ་ཡུལ

November 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Kham Tibet

Pelyul/ Baiyu དཔལ་ཡུལ

Pelyul/Baiyu County Pelyul county (3150m) is a large and rapidly expanding town with great number of Han Chines. The most Khampas with traditional Tibet clothes you see in town are on pilgrimage  from outside  town.  Though the number of Tibetans who live in town getting less but the Pelyul Monastery which located upper side of […]

Dege/Derge སྡེ་དག

November 11th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Kham Tibet

Dege/Derge  སྡེ་དག

  Above pic is taken on the way from Chola Mountain to Dege. Dege is often regarded the heart of Kham Tibet. It lies on the bank of Sugchu River, a tributary of Yantze River. The town of Dege  located next to Dege Gomchen and Parkhang(Dege Printer house) in the Sugchu valley. It takes about […]

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